First draft of Convergence of Destiny complete.
Total writing time: About 8 weeks.
Favorite parts: the demon fight in the kitchen, and the 20 page love scene.
Complete the first draft revisions tomorrow (about 4 hours of work),
Print last part of book, get to crit partners by end of the week.
Start the detailed scene outlines for the next two books in the series: Illusion of Destiny and Hidden Destiny
Some authors do soundtracks now. I'm into music, so I decided to try it as a different conceptual framework for the books. This isn’t so much a soundtrack as a representation of characters and elements through sound.
CONVERGENCE OF DESTINY
Gideon: The Sentinel by Judas Priest.
Meg: Magic, by Olivia Newton John. (Wow. Talk about worlds colliding.)
Romantic plot: Lips Like Sugar (sugar kisses) by Echo and the Bunnymen.
Paranormal/Suspense plot: Electric Eye by Judas Priest
Action Scenes: Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
Love Scenes: Satisfaction Guaranteed by The Firm
(I’m thinking this it the Judas Priest book)
ILLUSION OF DESTINY
Mad Jack:(the crazed, damned sorcerer, betrayed by the Gods he served and the woman he loved, destined to take the fall one last time): Highway to Hell by ACDC
Kara Leith: (the squire seeking the fast track to knighthood, destined to discover the difference between truth and spin, fate and fortune, lies and love): I Rule the Ruins by Warlock
Romantic plot: Nightfall by Halford
Paranormal/Suspense plot: Enter the Sandman by Metallica
Action Scenes: Let the Bodies Hit the Floor (not sure of the title) by Drowning Pool
Love Scenes: Affair of the Heart by Rick Springfield
It’s the September book, and number three, so a little less evolved.
Eric Reichart: Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers
Jessica Harding: Holding out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler
Romantic Plot: Head On (By the Pixies, but in this case, the Jesus and Mary Chain version)
Paranormal/Suspense plot: Mad World by Tears for Fears
Action Scenes: Break Someting by Limp Bizkit
Love Scenes: Because the Night by The Patti Smith Group